Boston Beer Company, Inc. (Samuel Adams)

October 23, 2017

You are Supporting a Social Injustice by Funding Leah Remini/A&E Hate

Mother Theresa once said that if each of us did ONE right thing the world would change. So do the right thing. Stop sponsoring the Leah Remini and A&E bigotry. It is the ONE RIGHT thing to do. Let people see that you stand for something.

October 23, 2017

The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
Boston, MA 02210

Dear Mr. Roper:

It appears that in America religious hate and bigotry are not exclusive to the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups. It exists right here on cable TV in the form of Leah Remini. Her shows with A&E would never be tolerated by the public if they were against Judaism, Christianity, Islam or other religions.

I know that people are “entitled to their opinion” and we can “turn the channel.” That is all true. But sponsorship of this show is tacit endorsement of its viewpoints. You can try to hide behind free speech, but when it comes to religious tolerance, our freedom appears to end with this blatant bigotry. I am not asking you to stop the injustice from happening. That is a larger social issue. What I am asking for is your moral responsibility to take hold and stop sponsoring these programs.

Mother Theresa once said that if each of us did ONE right thing the world would change. So do the right thing. Stop sponsoring the Leah Remini and A&E bigotry. It is the ONE RIGHT thing to do. Let people see that you stand for something.

We have seen that religious and social hate and bigotry can lead to violence. The death in Charlottesville, Virginia, and too many other incidents remind us of that. Don’t let your product be associated with the bigotry and hatred portrayed on A&E by Leah Remini.

Maybe you were not aware. Well now you know.

Social media with all its shortcomings can be a blessing when there is need to get the message out about an injustice. Don’t let your company be in the crosshairs of a campaign to boycott your products.

Take a stand. Do what’s right.

Thank you for your attention to this important social matter.

Sincerely,
Leo McCormick
Pottstown, Penn.

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